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When you're feeling gassed

Last night I just took a night off. The week had been full of workouts already. Morning swims on both Monday and Wednesday. Cycling all three days. 1,160 more words


Mom's Advocate at the Doctor's Office

One of my most important roles as a caregiver was as a second set of ears and moral support at doctor’s visits. Which came to encompass being Mom’s advocate and buffer when conversations were difficult.   322 more words

Forget Me Not Unltd.

Unexpected Blessings from a Hospital Room

Sometimes we gain the most from the people who have the least to give.

I stepped out of my mother’s house into the blazing summer heat feeling like a cloth twisted and wrung out, emerging flattened, from an old-fashioned washing machine. 710 more words


Establishing Boundaries with Mom and Dad

As a caregiver drawing that line in the sand is difficult. I know that we wanted to do everything we could to make our parents happy and give them as many choices as we could.   245 more words

Forget Me Not Unltd.

Surprises from a Mama's Life: Legacy and Letters

Those of us who have elderly parents don’t often think about the life our parents led before old age set in. We see them as idle, helpless, quietly supportive, struggling… watching from the sidelines as life in all it’s busyness moves on without them. 598 more words

Spiritual Encouragement

Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia, Experts Say from NYT July 24, 2016

Covering the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto, The New York Times published an article about the possibility of creating a new diagnosis to be called mild behavioral impairment (M.B.I.) as a potential early indicator of early stages of dementia.   54 more words

Forget Me Not Unltd.

Good Day Today...

On my weekly visits with my mom I’m never sure what I’m going to get. It is never anything bad, just varying degrees of awareness. Sometimes shes (trying) to play bingo, having a snack with the larger group, or enjoying the live music/sing alongs the facility arranges. 308 more words

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